"Shiver" as written by Adam Levine, Jesse Royal Carmichael, Ryan Michael Dusick, James Valentine and Mickey Madden....
You build me up
You knock me down
Provoke a smile
And make me frown
You are the queen of runaround
You know it's true

You chew me up
And spit me out
Enjoy the taste
I leave in your mouth
You look at me
I look at you
Neither of us know what to do

There may not
Be another way to your heart
So I guess I'd better find a new way in
I shiver when i hear your name
Think about you but it's not the same
I won't be satisfied 'til I'm under your skin

Immobilized by the thought of you
Paralyzed by the sight of you
Hypnotized by the words you say
Not true but I believe 'em anyway

So come to bed it's getting late
There's no more time for us to waste
Remember how my body tastes
You feel you heart being to race

There may not
Be another way to your heart
So I guess I'd better find a new way in, hey
I shiver when I hear your name
Think about you, but it's not the same
I won't be satisfied 'till I'm under your skin
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, oh)

There may not
Be another way to your heart
So I guess I'd better find a new way in
And I shiver when I hear your name
I think about you, but it's not the same
I won't be satisfied 'till I'm under your skin

There may not
Be another way to your heart
So I guess I'd better find a new way in
And I shiver when I hear your name
I think about you, but it's not the same
I won't be satisfied 'till I'm under your skin (yeah, yeah, yeah)


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"Shiver" as written by James Valentine Adam Levine

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    General CommentI feel the song is about an arguementative relationship, where they bicker back and forth so much and keep fighting that it makes them both crazy... unfortunately they have this undeniable sexual chemistry and it ultimately forces them to stay together.
    WinterOnyxon April 14, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song is dirty.
    or maybe my minds just in the gutter
    muahaha
    granola brinkon April 04, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song always reminds me of stalkers!
    If you look at the deeper meaning, I mean its easy to draw simple analogies like sex etc... but you need to go deeper and look at the real meaning behind it. I'm pretty sure this song is about a stalker.
    Matisyahu- WOPDon April 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthats an interestin take lol. I think that this song is about a girl and she keeps jerkin him around and hes not sure whether she is serious about the relationship or not. I think that they also have a very sexual relationship because thats the only way he can express what he feels for her, because "there may not be another way to (her) heart", and thats wat i think it means
    deepdivineon May 24, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song reminds me of a situation I once in, so that ties into my interpretation of it. Bear with me on this one haha.

    I think the speaker of the song wants a girl extremely badly, like everyone's saying, but I don't think it's strictly sex. There is a strong sexual overtone to the song, which I think is an essential part of the attraction between the two, but I don't thnk it's the only thing. He wants to be under her skin, in her thoughts, and he'll do anything he can until he gets her.
    EarlySunsetson July 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno, no i think it's dirty too :-)
    but its also a really good song
    HannahOrange7on June 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentkinda sexy! lol such a 'dance around your room and scream the lyrics' song.
    spidergirlon April 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is prbly my favorite song on the album, there is some sexual insinuation but its just a super catchy song
    deepdivineon May 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love all the double-meanings. It is dirty, and the music is so frustrated.

    The chorus is the best: "There may not be another way to your heart so I guess I better find a new way in." Like when you try so hard to use romance to show a girl how you feel about her and it doesn't work. All you want to do is fuck her then. "I won't be satisfied 'til I'm under your skin." Figuratively, he wants to create the same paranoia she's created in his mind. Physically, well, he just wants to fuck her.

    So frustrated.

    Best song on the album. Creates nice contrast into 'She Will Be Loved', too.
    davidecoyoteon May 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is good. it seems like the guy and the girl can't stand eachother besides when they have sex.
    scapegoat_88on May 27, 2004   Link

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